We are continuing our zoo animal week with this delightful book and a simple giraffe shapes craft!
Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees is a fun story about Gerald, a giraffe, who can’t dance like the other animals in the jungle, until he finds the right music that inspires him.
We love to watch the giraffes walk around and eat at the zoo. We are a sauropod family (long neck dinosaurs) so the giraffe holds a special place in our hearts because it reminds us of a brachiosaurus. We drove through Fossil Rim Wildlife park a few years ago and a giant giraffe walked right past our car. I swear it was like Jurassic Park!
To make this shapes craft, all you will need is a piece of yellow and brown construction paper and another color to glue everything on, glue stick, scissors and a marker.
After talking it through with my 4 yr old, we decided to make this shapes craft using triangles for the head and ears, rectangles for the neck and ossicones (horns) circles for the top of the ossicones and squares for the spots. The shapes can be arranged in lots of different ways to create your own unique giraffe!